|The Englishwoman in America - Isabella Lucy Bird|
LibriVox recording of The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Lucy Bird . Read by Sibella Denton Isabella Bird travels abroad in Canada and the United States in the 1850s. As an Englishwoman and a lone female, she travels as far as Chicago, Prince Edward Island, and Cincinatti. Her observations on the trials and tribulations of the journeys are astute, if formed by her place and time in history. Adventures with pickpockets, omnibuses, cholera, and rat invested hotels deter her not...
Keywords: non fiction; isabella; bird; journey; travels; audio books; librivox
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|Extraordinary Adventures of Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar, The - Leblanc, Maurice|
A contemporary of Arthur Conan Doyle, Maurice Leblanc (1864-1941) was the creator of the character of gentleman thief Arsène Lupin who, in France, has enjoyed a popularity as long-lasting and considerable as Sherlock Holmes in the English-speaking world. This is the delightful first of twenty volumes in the Arsène Lupin series written by Leblanc himself. In an unprecedented act of literary pastiche and cross-over, Sherlock Holmes and Lupin actually meet, briefly in this first volume, and more ...
Keywords: mystery; arsene lupin; maurice leblanc; librivox
Downloads: 120,231 (2 reviews)
|A Woman Who Went to Alaska - May Kellogg Sullivan|
LibriVox recording of A Woman Who Went to Alaska, by May Kellogg Sullivan. Read by Karen Commins. Alaska has only been a state since 1959, and the breathtaking terrain remains mostly unspoiled and natural. In modern times, many of us have had the pleasure of visiting Alaska via a luxurious cruise ship, where we enjoyed gourmet meals, amazing entertainment, and a climate-controlled environment. It's easy to also book a land package that enables you to see more of the country by train...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; Alaska; wilderness; travel
Downloads: 18,248 (2 reviews)
|Roughing It in the Bush - Susanna Moodie|
LibriVox recording of Roughing It in the Bush, by Susanna Moodie. Read by Moira Fogarty. 'Roughing It In the Bush' is Susanna Moodie's account of how she coped with the harshness of life in the woods of Upper Canada, as an Englishwoman homesteading abroad. Her narrative was constructed partly as a response to the glowing falsehoods European land-agents were circulating about life in the New World. Her chronicle is frank and humorous, and was a popular sensation at the time of its publication in ...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; non-fiction; biography; woman; adventure; nature; memoir
Downloads: 10,590 (2 reviews)
|Dracula - Bram Stoker|
LibriVox recording of Dracula, by Bram Stoker. The classic vampire story by Bram Stoker revolves around a struggle between good and evil, tradition and modernity, and lust versus chastity. The author didn't invent vampires, but his novel has so captured the public's imagination that he is rightly considered their popularizer. Listen and you will meet not only the Count himself, but heroes Jonathan Harker and Abraham Van Helsing, plus an array of madmen, psychiatrists, and fair maidens who cross ...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature
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